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Lot 146

China, 1896 (June 7), "Customs Tientsin" postage due cover, from Connecticut to Paotingfu, pretty robin's egg blue envelope, franked by 5¢ Grant doubly tied by New Haven June 7 and smeary oval cancels; front additionally bears a red double-ring "Customs/JUL 21/1896/Tientsin" transit applied as additional postage was required; reverse shows New York June 8 and "San Francisco, Cal. F.D." June 2 transits, along with July 17 U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai receiver; accompanied by original correspondence, which includes a three-month statement of account from daughter to father, Very Fine, a rare destination.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.


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